Jay’s working until 9:00 tonight doing some crazy policeman holiday overtime nonsense, and I already promised him cookies, so I figured while I had time and was already in the kitchen I’d make something else simple and quick and kill two birds with one stone. I’m feeling a bit under the weather, its freezing cold today and while most of the snow that fell last night is gone, its still bitter cold. While I was thinking about what would be an easy yet cozy and warm and comforting thing to make, I noticed I (once again) have three mushy overripe bananas. And then it came to me- banana bread.
As the great and all-knowing Wikipedia says:
Banana bread first became a standard feature of American cookbooks with the popularization of baking soda and baking powder in the 1930s (and appears in Pillsbury‘s 1933 Balanced Recipes cookbook). The origin of the first banana bread recipe is unknown. The home baking revival of the 1960s and the simplicity of its recipe led to an explosion in banana bread’s popularity. The cookbooks of the 1960s added to its popularity because they commonly listed multiple variations of bread that added fruits and nuts.
This one doesn’t have nuts in it, though there are recipes for banana nut bread out there. It doesn’t use buttermilk, or whole wheat flour either. This is just a simple, old school, straightforward banana bread recipe. Nothing complicated, and perfect for a 1-2-3 snack. Well, it takes roughly an hour to bake, but its so easy otherwise that that time can just be considered free time to do something else.
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
- 2 large eggs
- 3 ripe bananas
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Butter a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan.*
- Cream the sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
- In a small bowl, mash the bananas with a fork. Mix in the milk and cinnamon. In another bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
- Add the banana mixture to the creamed mixture and stir until combined. Add dry ingredients, mixing just until flour disappears.
- Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Set aside to cool on a rack for 15 minutes. Remove bread from pan, invert onto rack and cool completely before slicing.
- Spread slices with honey or serve with ice cream.
*My pan was like 8.4 x 4.5 x 2.7 or something… it wasn’t quite the measurements given, yet it did the job just fine. It took a bit longer to bake, thats all.
See? I told you I’d have more recipes for you! And could it get any easier than this?
Its such an quick and simple and brainless recipe it’d be really cool to give as gifts. Anything handmade or hime baked is always welcomed and people would assume tons of effort went into it. Just make a few loaves of it, wrap them in fancy cellophane (red, green or the kind thats printed with stars or holly) and tie with a pretty bow. Add a gift tag and some instructions for how to serve it, and there you go. Much better than a fruitcake.
Only registered users can comment.
right up my alley!! i don’t quite have the right ingredients right now though so i might have to do some shopping.
Its so simple, yet its so delicious! You have to try it. 🙂
Hii! I love your website btw 😀
I’m making banana bread for my GCSE’S in Food Tech, and I hope it turns out looking as good as yours!
Thanks Emma 😀 Good luck 😉
I was reading through some of your posts on this website and I conceive this site is real
instructive! Retain posting.
I blog quite often and I truly thank you for your content.
The article has truly peaked my interest. I am going to
take a note of your blog and keep checking for new details about once per week.
I subscribed to your RSS feed too.
I cling on to listening to the reports speak about getting boundless online grant applications so
I have been looking around for the most excellent site to get one.
Could you advise me please, where could i acquire some?
This is such a great post, and was thinking much the same myself. Another great update.
What’s up, this weekend is good for me, because this time i am reading this impressive informative article here at my home.
I’m truly enjoying the design and layout of your blog.
It’s a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more pleasant for me to come here
and visit more often. Did you hire out a developer to create your theme?
Good web site you have got here.. It’s difficult to find high quality writing
like yours these days. I seriously appreciate people like you!
You have made some good points there. I checked on the
net for additional information about the issue and found most
individuals will go along with your views on this website.
Hi! Quick question that’s entirely off topic. Do you know how
to make your site mobile friendly? My weblog looks weird when browsing from my iphone.
I’m trying to find a theme or plugin that might be able to fix this
issue. If you have any recommendations, please share.
I leave a response each time I like a article on a
blog or if I have something to valuable to contribute to the conversation. Usually it is triggered by the sincerness displayed in the article I read.
And on this article CUPCAKE REHAB | est. 2007.
I was actually moved enough to post a comment ;
) I do have a few questions for you if you do not mind.
Is it simply me or does it appear like some of these comments come
across like they are left by brain dead people?
😛 And, if you are writing at additional social sites, I would like to keep up with you.
Could you list every one of your communal pages like your twitter feed,
Facebook page or linkedin profile?
I enjoy what you guys are up too. This kind of clever work
and exposure! Keep up the good works guys I’ve incorporated you guys to our
I do believe all the ideas you’ve offered on your post.
They are very convincing and can definitely work.
Still, the posts are too brief for newbies. May just
you please extend them a little from next time? Thank
you for the post.
I would like to consider the ability of saying thanks to
you for that professional advice I have constantly enjoyed
browsing your site. We are looking forward to the particular commencement of
my university research and the general preparation would never have
been complete without checking out your web blog. If I
might be of any assistance to others, I’d personally be happy to help by
means of what I have gained from here.
What’s up it’s me, I am also visiting this site on a regular basis, this web page
is actually good and the viewers are really sharing pleasant
I likewise believe thus, perfectly pent post!
I likewise believe so, perfectly pent post!
Undeniably believe that which you stated. Your favorite reason seemed to be
on the internet the easiest thing to be aware of. I say to you,
I certainly get irked while people think about worries that they plainly do not know about.
You managed to hit the nail upon the top and defined out the
whole thing without having side effect , people can take a signal.
Will likely be back to get more. Thanks
I would like to use the chance of saying thanks to you for your professional instruction I have enjoyed visiting your site.
I am looking forward to the particular commencement of my
college research and the general groundwork would never have been complete without browsing your web
blog. If I can be of any help to others, I would be ready to
help by way of what I have discovered from here.
I am truly pleased to read this webpage posts which
consists of plenty of valuable facts, thanks for providing such information.
I appreciate, lead to I discovered just what I was looking for.
You’ve ended my four day lengthy hunt! God Bless you man. Have a great day.
you’re actually a excellent webmaster. The site loading velocity is incredible.
It seems that you’re doing any unique trick. Furthermore, The contents are masterwork.
you’ve performed a wonderful activity in this subject!
Apple now has Rhapsody as an app, which is a great start, but it is currently hampered by the inability to store locally on your iPod, and has a dismal 64kbps bit rate. If this changes, then it will somewhat negate this advantage for the Zune, but the 10 songs per month will still be a big plus in Zune Pass’ favor.
Greetings from Colorado! I’m bored at work so I decided to browse your blog on my iphone during
lunch break. I enjoy the info you provide here
and can’t wait to take a look when I get home. I’m shocked
at how quick your blog loaded on my mobile .. I’m not even using WIFI, just
3G .. Anyhow, excellent site!
Nice blog here! Also your web site loads up very fast! What web host are you using?
Can I get your affiliate link to your host? I wish my web site loaded up as fast as
The new Zune browser is surprisingly good, but not as good as the iPod’s. It works well, but isn’t as fast as Safari, and has a clunkier interface. If you occasionally plan on using the web browser that’s not an issue, but if you’re planning to browse the web alot from your PMP then the iPod’s larger screen and better browser may be important.
Have you ever thought about writing an e-book or guest authoring
on other sites? I have a blog based on the same information you discuss
and would love to have you share some stories/information. I know
my viewers would appreciate your work. If you are even remotely interested, feel free to shoot me an email.
I seriously love your website.. Excellent colors & theme. Did
you make this site yourself? Please reply back as I’m looking to create my own site
and want to know where you got this from or what the theme is called.
I pay a quick visit everyday a few web pages and websites to read articles or reviews, except this blog provides quality based content.|
Comments are closed.